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Friday
Sep302016

Where I want to be

When the temperature is right, I want to be right here. 

When I have time to catch up on some reading, I want to be sprawled on the sofa right here. (That wall colour!)

When catching up with a friend, we want to be right here. 

When I want husband to cook me an epic meal, we want to be right here. 

When I want to take in the scenery and enjoy a cup of tea, I want to be right here. 

When I want to enjoy the sunshine and some BBQ, I want to be right here.

VIA CLOTH & KIND

Wednesday
Sep282016

More from Jayme Armour

"I worked with many of the client's existing pieces on this project and took my color cues from the art painted by the lady of the house herself. They were willing to take risks with bold pattern and combining new with the old. I think the result is a highly individual, collected feeling abode that exudes warmth and character."- Jayme Armour Interiors

It's that mix of old and new with the home owner's existing pieces centre stage that draws me to this lovely home. The pinks and blues, the subtle pattern on pattern. It's light, fresh revitalisation. (P.S. I just know I'd get on with the owners if their wine cork collection is anything to go by.)

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Wednesday
Jun222016

A classic, modern living room

The layering of texture, the mix of modern and old, high-end and low, a colour palette of black and white warmed by rich caramels. Simply delicious. A classic, modern living room by Austin-based Claire Brody Designs.

Photography by Kayla Snell

Thursday
May262016

Studio McGee encore

It's no secret that we love design firm Studio McGee here on Desire to Inspire. Their homes are always so fresh and family friendly, stylish but never pretentious. I'm particularly taken by their Claybourne Project. The combined family room/kitchen is fabulous but it's the office that has me green with envy.

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Wednesday
May252016

New art (again) in my living room

I had been trying to find a large piece of art for over my sofa for months and months and could not find anything that really shouted "BUY ME I'M PERFECT" or that wasn't bank-breaking since my taste in art changes frequently. I had a photo printed on canvas as seen in this post and had no where to hang it but over my sofa in the living room (also seen here when I received a new sofa) which made me realize how badly I needed something BIG and BOLD and DARK because I am enjoying my monochromatic dark grey theme I have going in there. When I spotted this photo randomly on Instagram I fell in love. Now I generally hate art behind glass because glare makes me nutty and taking a decent photo of it can be difficult. I did some searching for options on printing photos (the photographer Amanda emailed me a high-res copy of the photo to have printed myself since she lives in Bali and I'm in Canada) and came up with printing it on photoboard (1/4" thick, dense white material). Posterjack is based in Toronto and offered this at a really good price considering I decided to go 40"x40". And no, this isn't a sponsored post. I came up with this all by myself. :) Because my husband is a very handy guy who is into woodworking, I asked him to fabricate a frame for the photo to make it look more weighty and less poster-y. The result is exactly what I was after. I think it is a dramatic addition to the space. It is in keeping with my dark theme, will not irritate me when I try and photograph it, the printing turned out fantastic and sharp, and the frame was exactly what I wanted. BOOM. 

(Sources for just about everything are in this post. Sadly the cats would not leave the new wool covered sectional sofa alone so it is now up in our 3rd floor storage-supposed-to-be-library space awaiting that transformation and the old sofa with 999 claw marks is back.)